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Utah Divorce Forms
This is a list of the most commonly filed divorce forms for the state of Utah. Following the list is a brief summary of each form and its purpose. This list of forms is not exhaustive and not all forms listed are required for every divorce. Due to unique case situations and special divorce filing procedures in Utah, certain forms may or may not be required by the Utah courts.
Utah Courts Cover Sheet for Civil Actions
The Utah Courts Cover Sheet for Civil Actions identifies the parties and the a type of action.
Certificate of Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment
A Certificate of Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment records the action for the state’s Vital Statistics.
Affidavit of Military Service
The Affidavit of Military Service asserts the Petitioner’s claims that the Respondent is not in the military (and, therefore, enjoys no protections from civil litigation under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, which protects active duty military personnel from civil litigation).
Order Regarding the Respondent’s Military Service
An Order Regarding the Respondent’s Military Service documents that the Petitioner made reasonable and good-faith efforts to establish the military status of the Respondent, when this is in doubt.
Verified Petition for Divorce
The Verified Petition for Divorce, which is sworn to by the Plaintiff, identifies the parties, states the facts of the marriage, and gives the grounds for divorce and the relief sought.
Motion and Affidavit and Application for Waiver of Court Fees
A Motion and Affidavit and Application for Waiver of Court Fees may be filed by tn indigent Petitioner when the costs of the action are a burden.
Acceptance of Service, Appearance, Consent and Waiver
The Acceptance of Service, Appearance, Consent and Waiver, signed by the Respondent and returned the Petitioner, states that he or she agrees with the terms and conditions in the Petition. This means that the parties can move forward in an uncontested divorce.
Respondent’s Military Service Affidavit
The Respondent’s Military Service Affidavit, which is returned to the Petitioner, establishes that the Respondent is not in the military, or waives his or her rights to any protection under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, if he or she is.
Motion for Alternative Service
A Motion for Alternative Service asks the court for permission to serve process by alternative means after the Petitioner has made a good-faith effort to locate him or her without success.
Affidavit for Alternative Service
An Affidavit for Alternative Service documents the Petitioner’s unsuccessful efforts at locating the missing spouse.
Order for Service by Alternative Service
An Order for Service by Alternative Service is a court order permitting the Petitioner to serve process by publication in a newspaper.
Child Support Obligation Worksheets
Child Support Obligation Worksheets describe the terms and conditions of child support and custody (sole custody, joint physical custody or split custody.
Affidavit of Income Verification and Compliance with Child Support Guidelines
An Affidavit of Income Verification and Compliance with Child Support Guidelines documents the incomes of both the Petitioner and Respondent and include a verification of both the spouses’ incomes through pay stubs and latest income tax returns.
Petitioner’s Affidavit of Respondent’s Earnings
A Petitioner’s Affidavit of Respondent’s Earnings is filed only when the Respondent refuses to provide income verification documents.
Motion for Entry of a Default Certificate
A Motion for Entry of a Default Certificate, filed by the Petitioner when the Respondent fails to answer the Complaint, documents that the action may move by default.
The Default Certificate certifies the default and allows the action to move forward.
Affidavit of Jurisdiction and Grounds for Divorce
An Affidavit of Jurisdiction and Grounds for Divorce, which is filed by the Petitioner, documents the legitimacy of the action and its grounds and moves the divorce to a conclusion.
Notice to Submit for Entry of Decree of Divorce
The Notice to Submit for Entry of Decree of Divorce, filed by the Petitioner, certifies that all the necessary filing protocols have been met.
Finding of Fact and Conclusions of Law
The Finding of Fact and Conclusions of Law establishes the court’s evaluation of the case.
Decree of Divorce
The Decree of Divorce, when signed by the judge, ends the marriage.
Utah courts decide child custody by determining the best interests of the child. The court can ask the children whom they want to live with and can consider the children's wishes regarding custody or visitation, but the children's wishes do not control the court's decision regarding custody and visitation.
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